• Need a gift for the green gardener in your life? Instead of socks, why not surprise them with a Giftbox? CLICK HERE
  • NEW - Visit the New Products Page to see whats NEWCLICK HERE
  • Solitary Bee Houses as featured on Gardeners World are the easy way to attract Solitary BeesCLICK HERE
  • Use Sb Invigorator NATURAL Spray to control pests in unheated greenhouses / conservatories during the winter CLICK HERE
  • For the greenhouse - Use Garlic Candles and Citrox Natural Disinfectant to clear your greenhouse of pests - CLICK HERE
  • Plastic-free seed sowing - Replace plastic pots with Coir Pellets, Coir Pots or soil blocks made with our Soil Block Maker CLICK HERE
   

Help and advice

Monthly Archives: March 2019

  • Customer Question - Sheltered enough for ladybirds?

    Q. "Hi there, sorry if this question is a little stupid. Just wanted to check before ordering the ladybird larvae. My garden already has aphids all over one of my hellebores. If I already have aphids, would my garden be considered as sheltered enough for the ladybird larvae. I would...
  • Customer Question - What is attacking our lawn?

    Q. "Hi, We believe we had a leatherjacket infestation last autumn which was highlighted by the damage the local magpies then inflicted - see pictures below. We treated with nematodes and left the lawn alone over the rest of Autumn / winter other than to remove the debris and mow...
  • Customer Question - Controlling Woolly Aphids?

    Q. "What is effective against wooly aphids please,? We have a large affected conservatory with many plants." from Alan Morris A. Thanks for the message and a combination of Sb Invigorator natural spray and Ladybird Larvae is going to be the best approach at this time of year. Spray 1st...
  • Customer Question - Caterpillars

    Q. "For the previous few years a tree in my garden is completely destroyed shortly after it gets its leaves. By May it has lost all of its leaves. Last year I noticed the culprit was a very small caterpillar - see picture below. On every single leaf was hundreds...
  • Customer Question - Viburnum Beetle

    Q. "Hi I’ve got pests on the viburnum leaves. What insecticide do I need please?" from Deiren Beal A. Thanks for the message and we use Nemasys Fruit and Veg to target Viburnum beetle when it is as a larvae. Viburnum beetle overwinters as eggs that are deposited in the bark...
  • Customer Question - Sciarid Fly Outdoors

    Q. "Hi, I believe we have had problems with Fungus Gnats in our outdoor garden since October 2018. We have no indoor plants and no green house outside so really a little baffled as to why we have had so many continually coming through windows and flying around the house...
  • Customer Question - When will Ladybird Larvae be available

    Q. I have always had trouble with aphids and normally buy your ladybird larvae to keep them under control. This year with the warm February there are already loads but presumably it’s too early for the ladybirds. When will rather larvae be ready this year? Is there something else I...

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